The average American child eats 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches by the time he graduates from high school. If you gave up your PB&J along with Saturday morning cartoons and your Snoopy lunchbox, rediscover this childhood favorite here, and you just might find yourself buying one for lunch today.
Fun Facts About Peanut Butter
Here are some more facts about peanut butter that you may not know, courtesy of the National Peanut Board.
•Peanut butter is the leading use of peanuts in the USA. •It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter. •There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches. •Peanut butter was first introduced to the USA in 1904 at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis by C.H. Sumner, who sold $705.11 of the "new treat" at his concession stand. •Peanut butter is consumed in 89 percent of USA households. •Women and children prefer creamy, while most men opt for chunky. •People living on the East Coast prefer creamy peanut butter, while those on the West Coast prefer the crunchy style. •November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month. •Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth. •The world's largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich was created November 13, 2010, the World's Largest PB&J Sandwich was made at the Great American Peanut Butter Festival in Grand Saline, TX. The new record stands at 1,342 pounds! 720 pounds of bread, 493 pounds of peanut butter and 129 pounds of jelly.used to create the sandwich was equivalent to more than 400-one pound loaves of bread. •Sixty percent of consumers prefer creamy peanut butter over crunchy. •The patent for peanut butter was awarded to Dr. John Harvey Kellogg in 1895. •Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter. •Americans eat enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Jams and jellies and preserves!
The facts according to Smuckers.
•Jelly is made from fruit juice. Jelly is clear and firm enough to hold its shape when turned out of its container. •Jam is made from a blend of crushed pieces of fruit and fruit puree. •Preserves contain whole or large pieces of fruit, making them thicker and more fruit-filled than jams or jellies. •Marmalade is jelly with shreds of citrus fruit peel. •Conserves are jams made from a mixture of citrus fruits and can also include nuts. •Fruit butters are made from fruit pulp and sugar cooked together. There is no butter in fruit butter. The term may have developed to describe the appearance of the product or because it is a spread.
November 13, 2010, the World's Largest PB&J Sandwich was made at the Great American Peanut Butter Festival in Grand Saline, TX. The new record stands at 1,342 pounds! 720 pounds of bread, 493 pounds of peanut butter and 129 pounds of jelly.
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